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This article discusses the biblical figure of David as depicted in a Crimean Karaim translation of a maskilic drama called Melukhat Shaʾul ‘Saul’s Kingdom’. The character of the future king is presented in the context of his relationship with the other main characters of the play, namely king Saul, his son Jonathan and daughter Michal. Moreover, the article demonstrates differences in the manner in which David’s early life is depicted and interpreted that distinguishes it from the drama described in The First Book of Samuel.
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